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a few years ago, i noticed i was feeling increasingly tired. my fatigue was so intense that i got to the point sometimes when i got home from work, i couldn't even remember the drive. the excessive tiredness and forgetfulness - not to mention my snoring that constantly woke up my husband - prompted me to get a sleep test. the results showed that i have sleep apnea. sleep apnea is a common disorder in fact, 50 to 60 percent of those who snore have it. many couples accept snoring as an inevitable part of nightly life. but sleep apnea is associated with serious health problems such as the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and even heart failure. treatments for sleep apnea range from simple lifestyle changes to breathing machines to surgery. treating my sleep apnea has changed my life.